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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...
The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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Beautiful Roses for the Great Price of Free

There are spectacular roses on display here. While I myself have never much been one for roses, the ones here posses the variety and masterful breeding and care to make this type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are spectacular roses on display here. While I myself have never much been one for roses, the ones here posses the variety and masterful breeding and care to make this type of flower shine. There was great information around the garden, and the tour guide was fairly informative. I must say, though, if you come here expecting endless rows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This free garden is a must if roses are in bloom-roses are so vibrant, they have several that are fragrant, and the view of the city is a bonus.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this if you like roses. It's amazing to see the lush variety of roses here. Beautiful. And it's free.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There rose garden was marvellous! You could see rows and rows of roses. It was very nice to walk and smell the flowers. Recommend! You can't beat free!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The nicest rose garden that I've seen. Worth a trip, that can be combined with the Japanese Garden. The amount of roses is overwhelming with many great photo opportunities.

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Oroville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

...and I know how much y'all like shaking sticks at roses! I wish we'd had more time to spend here, it was so beautiful. My only complaint is that parking is horrendous. Wouldn't have thought going on a weekday would cause it to be so mobbed. The upper lot was full. Two people standing in a space holding a spot... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the International Rose Test Gardens. During our visit, there were two weddings going on amidst the flowers which was so beautiful and romantic. I was amazed at the view of all of the flowers. The flowers were in full bloom and the we particularly liked the climbing roses and the arches. We were able to see the garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Yes! i know! Once you've seen one rose garden you've seen it all! Trust me! This ROSE Garden will BLOW your mind!! Plan on taking a picnic and spending the afternoon here, you'll be glad you did. This is a GREAT place for kids to run off steam!!! And there's a TRAIN to the zoo! and it's near the japanese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Recommend early June, rather than mid to late June when I visited. Most roses were wide open, loose, beginning to wilt. Didn't stop me from enjoying the gorgeous colors and smells. Very beautiful park to relax and people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoying our stroll through the garden! Our family reunion included this activity. What a wonderful place for sight and conversations. I loved the 'Wild Blue Yonder' rose [our son-in-love] is a veteran-just recently retired. Also, my 90 yr old uncle [reason for reunion] is a WWII veteran, as well as all four of my cousins and 2 of my brothers.... More 

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Address: Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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